1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E 2+2 Series II
Coachwork By PininFarina
Chassis No. 3739
Engine No. 3739
Desirable Series II GTE, 1 of 954 Total Production Examples
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Rarely Seen High Quality Rotisserie Restoration Performed
From 30 Years of Single Ownership & Care
Marcel Massini & Ferrari Market Letter History Reports
Offered with a Complete Toolkit, Owner's Manual Copy, Jack,
Brochures & Emergency Equipment
Includes a File Folder Containing Restoration Invoices, Photos &
Ideal Example for Spirited Drives, Concours Display and/or Vintage
Throughout the 1950s the 250 Series of Ferrari's saw fantastic
success, both on the racetrack and in the showroom. In the late
1950's it was determined that Ferrari would develop its first real
4-seater offering to help broaden the market of potential buyers.
The Pininfarina designed 250 GTE 2+2 was first introduced at the
1960 Paris Auto Show. 250 Series Ferraris all utilized one of two
chassis, either a short version (94.5 inches) or the long version
(102.4 inches), upon which the GTE was built. It utilized the same
Colombo 3.0 liter V-12 engine as much of the rest of the 250
lineup, although in this guise it made an estimated 237 hp. The 250
GTE sold well, with almost 1,000 cars constructed by Pininfarina
from the time it was prototyped in 1959 until it was replaced by
the similarly styled 330 America at the end of 1963. Today, the 250
GTE 2+2 remains an elegant, well driving, and important piece of
Ferrari's automotive heritage.
Chassis #3739 was completed on July 27, 1962 as a left-hand drive,
U.S. specification example in Blu Sera over Grigio leather with
instruments in miles and Koni shock absorbers. In August 1962, the
Ferrari was delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors of New York and
sold locally, with record of it being owned by Ted Goldman of White
Plains, NY. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini and
Ferrari Market Letter, ownership history picks up in the early
1970's, still residing in New York, eventually moving to the
Midwest, New England and ultimately Colorado where it would reside
under caring and enthusiast ownership for three decades.
The GTE's long-term and most recent caretaker, Mr. Jones of
Englewood, Colorado acquired the Ferrari on October 11, 1988, with
48,033 recorded miles from Classic Auto Sales of Omaha, Nebraska.
It's said the car was in nice driver quality condition when
purchased, though Mr. Jones determined that a full restoration
should be carried out. The commissioned full nut-and-bolt
restoration began in July 1990 by T's Sunrise of Englewood Colorado
with body, frame, and paint being contracted out to 3R Automotive
of Englewood, Colorado. According to the Marcel Massini History
Report #3739 had poor body repairs so Mr. Jones purchased another
Series II body #064 in excellent condition from Joe Marchetti's
International Autos Limited of Chicago and replaced the body during
the restoration. The restoration, a 7-year endeavor was completed
to exceptional standards, with a photo and invoice documented file
recording the process.
Since the completion of the restoration in June of 1997, the car
has covered a mere 2500 miles. Even though the restoration is now
over 20 years old, the condition remains outstanding with excellent
fit and finish attesting to the high-quality workmanship performed.
The exterior's paint has a deep rich color and smooth, consistent
finish. The body itself is laser straight and smooth with excellent
gaps and fitment all around. The PininFarina body number "064" is
found stamped on the hood, trunk floor and inner fender wells. All
chrome and brightwork is brilliant, as is the glass - clean and
clear around. It appears that most of the glass is original to the
car, with correct Securit markings found on the side windows.
Correct Marchal headlights are in excellent and working condition,
as are all lights, weather and safety equipment. All 5 15x5 1/2
Borrani wire wheels are freshly shod (2020) with as delivered
185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tires.
Complementing the exterior, the cabin's Tan Leather upholstery is
every bit as kempt. All leather and carpeting retain excellent
color, suppleness, fitment and weave throughout the cabin. The
painted dash has great color and finish, pairing well to the
revered 250 instruments. A correct and recently restored (2020)
U.S. delivery Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio adorns the center console.
A subtle modernized set of lap belts were installed during
restoration, but these can easily be replaced if desired.
Both front and rear compartments present as expected. The engine
bay is nicely finished and quite largely correct overall, including
the finishes and auxiliary equipment - very near top concours level
with just a few minor corrections. While the trunk area is clean
and tidy with well-fitting carpets that retain good color and
weave. Underneath the carpets, all metal surfaces have a smooth and
consistent black painted finish to them. DZUS style fasteners and
black carpeting is trimmed below the matching spare Borrani wire
wheel. The underside of the car remains consistent with the quality
of restoration and the miles covered since completion.
A 2021 inspection and detailing assure continued driven enjoyment.
The V-12 engine rumbles to life with ease and once up to
temperature settles into a smooth and consistent idle. The engine
makes good power and displays no flat spots or stumbles in
acceleration, the overdrive system engages properly. The
transmission shifts smoothly and holds power, revving freely
throughout the range of RPMs. In all it is an absolute joy to
The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 is an important vehicle in Ferrari's
history with a low number of surviving examples. Designed with
extended touring and frequent use in mind, they're quite
comfortable and peppy, with elegant, good looks and will always
remain special to the marque.
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